Botanical Gardens offer campus paradise

Located on the north end of campus, the University of Rhode Island’s Botanical Gardens can serve as a getaway for some students. The approximately four and a half acre garden averages about 3,000 visitors per...

Resident advisors share horror stories

If you have lived in a dorm at all during your college career, you probably know both how great and how horrible it can be to live with other students.  For the residence advisors...

Caught Stealing: Softball player aims to become a State Trooper

There is a serious chance that if you steal on freshman softball catcher Bri Castro you will get caught. There is also a serious chance that if she catches you stealing four years from...

Shades of Sunderland Tattoo offers on-campus ink

A foreign exchange student at the University of Rhode Island walked into the Shades of Sunderland Tattoo in the Emporium on Tuesday worried about a possible ear infection.  She had the ear pierced the...

“Designers in Bloom” Student fashion show

The University of Rhode Island’s Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design’s “Spring Splash” is an annual fundraiser and student fashion show, with this year’s theme being “Designers in Bloom”. Students who participate in...

Admissions reveals new brochure for projected students

After months of consideration and planning, the University of Rhode Island Admissions Department unveiled its new informational brochure featuring junior global business management and Italian double major Paul Iturralde as its cover model this...

Local coffee shops to recharge

When Dunkin Donuts puts cream and sugar in your medium iced butter pecan latte for the third consecutive day (when you clearly asked for skim and Splenda,) you might need a break from the...

Student turns winter weather into passion

While the cold winter weather drives many students indoors, one particular University of Rhode Island senior waits impatiently for the forecast of snow. Jennifer Contreras devotes much of her time to being a skiing instructor...

URI alum, current employee preaches love of life after near-death accident

On April 19, 1972, Verna Lafreniere rode her motorcycle on her way home from Wickford, Rhode Island, while her sister Vivian followed close behind. She was 18 and a second semester freshman at the...

Art student profile: White trash creation

While traditional methods of art such as drawing and painting often steal the spotlight, art created with found materials can be equally impressive. One art student at the University of Rhode Island demonstrated this...

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